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January 21st, 2011

Narragansett Historic Commission re-elects leadership

January 21, 2011

NARRAGANSETT–The Historic District Commission, which has been active for one year but was established in the summer of 2009, met and reelected its current leadership on Jan. 11. Keith Lescarbeau remained Chairperson while Cheryl Lescarbeau continued on as Secretary and Larry Vranka as Vice-Chair. Mike Deluca continued to serve as Liaison Department Director and Denise Buonnono remains the Clerk of the Commission. Keith Lescarbeau, a contractor and owner of Abcore Restoration, was tapped to be on the commission the old fashioned way.
“We found Keith through an advertisement in the newspaper,” Mike Deluca said. “We had eight original applicants (seven positions with one alternate) and we appointed all of them."

January 20th

POLITICS AS USUAL: Talk Radio-where political opponents turn into enemies

January 21, 2011

I have always been a First Amendment purist, especially when it comes to freedom of speech and (obviously) freedom of the press.
But I don’t think that calls for civility in our political rhetoric violate, or even restrict, the First Amendment.
Calls to ban or, even worse, punish harsh or uncivil political discussion would cross that line. But a voluntary admonition to tone it down and not be vicious or hateful is definitely inbounds.
Not all that long ago, politics was fun. It was fun for those who participated in it and it was fun for those, like journalists, who watched it.

Walsh named vice chairwoman of natural resources board

January 20, 2011

PROVIDENCE - Rep. Donna M. Walsh has been appointed vice chairwoman of the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee, House Speaker Gordon D. Fox announced this week.

School budget is presented to council

January 20, 2011

The school committee met with the town council Monday night to again discuss projected budget needs for fiscal year 2011-2012.
Superintended of schools Michael Convery and the school department’s finance director Robin Reasor presented on behalf of the schools.
In addition to a list of items cut from the schools over the last few years, salary projections, detailed student enrollment projections their presentation included a capital budget request fiscal year 2011-2012.

Roof, floor at Meadowbrook vexes board

January 20, 2011

While a technology upgrade to East Greenwich High School received the School Committee’s blessing last night, the Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School question continues to hang over the heads of school officials.
As a Jan. 31 joint meeting with the Town Council looms ahead, the school board opted not to vote Tuesday night on a $3.9 million overhaul of Meadowbrook as it awaits a more detailed report from engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Hager and architecture firm SMMA on flooring, roofing and HVAC concerns.

As unemployment rate dips, gas prices rise

January 20, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—For four straight weeks Rhode Islanders have seen their gas prices increase at the pump. Average retail gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07 per gallon, according to gasoline price website RhodeIslandGasPrices.com. Other websites including www.rhodeislandgasprices.com/ show constantly updated charts of the state’s cheapest and most expensive station rates.

SKHS musicians well represented in All-State ensemble, honors

January 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – With 24 students qualified for an All-State ensemble and three students selected to perform with the All-East honors ensemble, it would be no surprise if the next Charlie Parker, Johann Sebastian Bach or Louis Armstrong comes from the South Kingstown High School band.

January 19th

Preview this week's Standard Times today!

January 20, 2011

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest thing anyone has to ever go through and, right now, Barbara Bates is learning that lesson first hand. Bates, whose husband Bob was killed Friday afternoon at the Middle of Nowhere Diner in Exeter, recalls the man she loved in this week's Standard Times.
In addition, find out what Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist had to say about the North Kingstown School District, find out how both NK and Exeter are handling this winter's harsh weather and learn all about a proposed marijuana center that may be coming to town.

This week's scheduled meetings

January 19, 2011

The following is a list of meetings that will take place this week in North Kingstown and Exeter.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24
* North Kingstown Town Council Regular Meeting, 7 p.m., Beechwood House

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
* North Kingstown School Committee Business Meeting, 7 p.m., North Kingstown High School
* Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee Education Meeting, 6 p.m., Junior-Senior High School Library

Today's schedule - Wednesday, January 26

January 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26
Boys basketball
Burrillville at Prout, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Coventry at Westerly, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Lincoln School, 5 p.m.
Prout at Tiverton, 7 p.m.
Boys indoor track
Chariho, Coventry, North Kingstown, Prout, South Kingstown at Providence Athletic Facility, 5:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Coventry at East Providence, 7 p.m.
Hope at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
North Providence at South Kingstown, 5 p.m.
East Greenwich at West Warwick, 7 p.m.

 

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